Intervention: Overcoming the impossible.

When the people we love are on the destructive road of addiction, the wake of pain and chaos impacts not only the Addict and Alcoholic, it affects the family too.

Sometimes our loved ones fall so deep into the pit of addiction, only professional help and extreme measures can pull them from the grips of hopelessness and despair. Our attempts at getting help for the loved one have failed, life spirals out of control, and when circumstances seem like they cannot get any worse, they do.

Consequences become more devastating, impacting every facet of life. Jails and institutions seem like a viable option just to make our loved one stop following this path. With the ever-present fear of death and loss, we look to Interventions to bring the family together, motivate change, and provide a choice to find the path to recovery.

The choice that leads to freedom

The choice is black and white, it is life and death. Intervention gives us the opportunity to break the chains of being part of our loved ones downfall.

We provide the power to choose a life with opportunity, to turn things around, rebuild relationships, and begin the journey of recovery. As family and friends, we love and care for our person in need, but we will no longer participate or be spectators in the destruction of their life.

When we no longer provide resources and support to our loved one they find themselves truly on their own. There is no one to enable them, no one to carry them, and no one to live in misery with. We give them the option to get the help of an army to help fight for their life, or be captain and crew on a sinking ship. We are not turning away from them, we help make the decision that is wanted and needed, and begin the journey that leads to freedom.

Intervention is a team effort, and can be overwhelming for a family who is trying to figure out how to help their loved one, and find it difficult to see things objectively. Clean Path Recovery has trained professionals who are committed to helping your loved one achieve what may seem like the impossible.

We understand that your loved one is sick, and healing deep wounds takes time. We will help to create a renewed sense of hope, happiness and purpose in life, and build a strong foundation for recovery.

How does intervention work?

An intervention is a collaborative attempt by family members, friends, and usually licensed professionals to empower the suffering loved one to seek professional help. It creates a strong unified front that represents the best interests and well being of the loved one.

Intervention provides structure and clear boundaries, no matter the outcome. It educates and enables the changes necessary to overcome and end the vicious cycle of addiction.

Where do we start?

Contact us and one of our nationally certified interventionists will help you through the whole process.

Our interventionist will take you through a screening, and get you started on the first steps of the intervention.

Treatment for the Individual

From the first point of contact through the entirety of the treatment process, our interventionist provides a specific treatment plan that will give your loved one a solid basis for the first year of recovery.

Throughout intervention planning and rehearsal, it is the interventionist’s job to prepare the family and friends for all possible outcomes and appropriate follow-up plans. The secondary objective is to educate and motivate families and friends to participate in the recovery process by attending a family program and an outside 12 step program.

We examine how working a recovery program can rebuild relationships and create an environment that reduces the probability of relapse. Special attention is given to the practice of setting and enforcing healthy boundaries.

Intervention Methods used by Clean Path Recovery:

  • Johnson Intervention Model
  • The Arise Intervention Model
  • Invitational Intervention Model  
  • Systematic Intervention Model (family systems)

Family Roles in Intervention

Throughout intervention planning and rehearsal, it is the interventionist’s job to prepare the family and friends for all possible outcomes and appropriate follow-up plans. The secondary objective is to educate and motivate families and friends to participate in the recovery process by attending a family program and an outside 12 step program.

We examine how working a program of recovery can rebuild relationships and create an environment that reduces the probability of relapse. Special attention is given to the practice of setting and enforcing healthy boundaries.

Intervention Aftermath

A successful intervention is not determined by whether a loved one goes to treatment or not. Success is when the opportunity is presented to make a choice to change. Clear boundaries are set and our loved one knows that they have the power to start taking steps to healing.

Sometimes our loved ones are not ready to face reality, or they don’t believe that family will maintain the set boundaries. This is the most critical time of intervention, when motivation for change sinks in and the road of addiction hits its rockiest point. Usually, the road to recovery becomes much more appealing, and the choice becomes easy.



Detoxification or “Detox” is an essential beginning on the road to recovery and Clean Path Recovery can assist you or your loved one with placement at one of our preferred providers Detox Facilities.  Detoxification from drugs and alcohol helps to provide a sound foundation for the treatment process.

From the Beginning

When you arrive at our facility, a thorough initial intake will be completed.  Depending on the drug of choice and the length of use will help us to determine the duration of time the detoxification process will take.  Usually this process can be completed in as little as three to five days.

Next Step

You will be fully evaluated by a Medical Doctor to assist you during the detoxification process.  Detox does not have to be uncomfortable and Clean Path Recovery will assure that it isn’t. Our Doctor will prescribe you the medication you will need in order to be comfortable, relaxed and stable during this process.


All throughout detox you will have access to group therapy, individualized therapy and your case manager that will walk every step of the way with you. You will also have a peer group and professionals to help guide you along your journey.  Many of us have been on this path before, and Clean Path Recovery wants to reassure you that you are not alone.


When your detox is completed, Clean Path Recovery is there to provide the continuum of care that you’ll need.  Your program will be individually specialized to help you maintain abstinence, develop healthy habits, and establish the life skills required for a successful recovery.

Drug & Alcohol Treatment

Drug and Alcohol Treatment

Clean Path Recovery is committed to assisting our clients with a robust program designed to  focus on developing personal accountability and responsibility as well as leading a socially productive life.

Clean Path Recovery’s highly structured and designed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs help our clients realize their potentially damaging beliefs, self-concepts, and destructive patterns of behavior.  This enables them to participate in a new and more constructive way to see themselves and interact with others.

We empower clients to progress through the 5 levels of lifelong change on their path to recovery.

The 5 levels:

Level 1 Discovery: A Newfound Hope

  • Establish and Maintain Abstinence, Identify Core Issues
  • Relapse Prevention: Trigger Identification and Craving Management

Level 2 Exploration: Acceptance and Love of Self

  • Healthy Habit Development, Motivation for Change
  • Positive Communication and Conflict Resolution

Level 3 Healing: Emotional Regulation

  • Person Centered Therapy, Self Soothing Techniques
  • Management of Emotions and Emotion Communication

Level 4 Purpose: Motivation through Action

  • Life Skills Development, Family Systems and Social Support
  • Education/Occupational Goal Setting and Self Help Integration

Level 5 Freedom: The Path to Recovery

  • Spiritual Development, Sustainment of Peace and Serenity
  • Personal Recovery Planning and Lifelong Empowerment

Our comprehensive approach to personal growth and recovery from drug and alcohol addiction gives our clients a clear advantage as they rebuild their personal and family relationships,  enabling them to create a life beyond their wildest dreams.

Individualized Treatment Plans

Individualized Treatment Plans

Individual treatment plans are a therapeutic road map on the recovery journey. Our qualified and empathetic case managers provide the step by step process of rebuilding lives in recovery.

Each client is given the individual support and attention to meet their unique needs. The treatment plan becomes the backbone of the treatment process and serves as a self advocacy tool for the client.

Alternative Modalities

Biosound Therapy : One of the major benefits in participating in Biosound Therapy at Clean Path Recovery is the calming effect the system has on the body. Biosound helps diminish the racing thoughts you may be experiencing by using music therapy to assist bringing you into a meditative state, which usually takes about 15 min.

The music therapy is composed with binaural beats and special healing frequencies that help trigger the body’s natural relaxation response. Research in music therapy suggests it has become a motivating resource for people to become engaged in their treatment and has become a popular holistic method for treating depression and anxiety.

Once you reach this meditative state then a powerful guided meditation embedded with positive affirmations will be played to further your enjoyment and participation. The guided imagery selections are designed to address the guilt, fear, shame and trauma associated as underlying issues for most dealing with addiction. These moving meditations begin with a journey to a completely relaxed state of mind. Then, utilizing a unique echo effect, powerful and positive affirmations are delivered. This combination helps you overcome those deep rooted, negative patterns of thought and behavior. From there an inspirational video will be played to finish out the session.

Equine Therapy: encompasses a range of treatments that includes activities with horses to promote physical, occupational, and emotional growth in persons with attention deficit disorder, anxiety, depression, traumatic brain injuries, behavioral issues, abuse issues,trauma, drug and alcohol addiction, and other mental health problems.[

Psychodrama: is an action method, often used as a psychotherapy, in which clients use spontaneous dramatization, role playing and self-presentation to investigate to investigate and gain insight into their lives.

Art Therapy-  uses the creative process to help people resolve issues as well as develop and manage their behaviors and feelings, reduce stress, and improve self-esteem and awareness.

Hypnotherapy– is a skilled verbal communication, which helps direct a client’s imagination in such a way as to bring about intended alterations in sensations, perceptions, feelings, thoughts and behavior.

Acupuncture– is a 3,000-year-old healing technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine that improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites–commonly referred to as acupuncture points, or acupoints.

Yoga – Yoga assists with recovery in a multitude of ways. First of all, it helps the individual to relax, breathe, and focus on healing. Yoga participants are taught to let their mind and body work together in a positive way, and to release anxious thoughts, stress, and toxins.

Music Therapy–   Utilizes the power of music and helps the clients to explore their feelings and emotions, lack of self-esteem, and inability to appropriately use leisure time, and a loss of group identity.  Skills in relation building, self-expression, creative thinking, communication, and awareness  are important by-products of the music therapy process.

Psychological Evaluations

Seeking Additional Help in Early Recovery

Many individuals experience psychological conditions while struggling with their addiction. Some may be aware of these feelings and behaviors and seek the additional help they need, while others may not. Some try and interpret these feelings on their own or just choose to ignore them.  Ignoring these feelings and behaviors during your early recovery can lead to relapse.

If you’re considering treatment for a substance abuse problem, psychological evaluations can help to better develop a treatment plan and assist our clinical team in understanding your vantage point.  Clean Path Recovery is happy to facilitate Psychological assessments to better guide the course of your treatment and can only be advantageous to your recovery.

Individual & Group Therapy

Strength in Numbers

Therapy can provide a safe space for the recovering addict to experience past and present feelings is an empathetic and non-judgmental setting. Clean Path Recovery provides intensive individual therapy and therapy groups.

The natural urge for human beings to assemble together makes group therapy a powerful therapeutic tool for treating substance abuse. Group Therapy has many rewarding benefits—such as reducing isolation and enabling participants to witness the recovery of others—and these qualities draw clients into a culture of recovery.

Another reason groups work so well is that they are suitable especially for treating problems that commonly accompany substance abuse, such as depression, isolation, and shame.


Isn’t just a basketball game.  Individualized therapy along with meetings with your assigned case manager can help to uncover some of the feelings and behaviors you may find it hard to share or might be afraid to share, while in the group setting.  We believe that looking at all of the underlying feelings and behaviors that lead us to using drugs and alcohol provides fast and effective recovery from addiction.

Another reason why Clean Path Recovery offers both of these invaluable tools to put into your tool box.

Family Program

Rebuilding the Bond

Addiction affects the entire family. Clean Path Recovery believes in a structured approach to rebuilding the trust, communication, and boundaries within the family.
We believe in and promote monitored family visits and emotional support for our clients that are involved in treatment.  Together you can participate in family therapy sessions, outings and excursions, and ongoing communication with our staff.

Through the participation in Clean Path Recovery’s  Family Program,  each client’s loved ones can feel confident they will be involved in every step of the progress towards recovery.

Relapse & Prevention Education

Relapse prevention teaches clients how to avoid relapse by deeply understanding their patterns of using, their emotional and mental triggers and the physiology of cravings in order to build and maintain a full and meaningful sober life.

Villa Lucia takes a multi-disciplinary approach to substance abuse recovery and relapse prevention.

Incorporating Twelve Step with cognitive-behavioral learning along with holistic, eclectic and experiential offerings that include mindful meditation, dynamic movement and yoga, art therapy, music therapy, psychodrama, acupuncture, hypno-therapy and equine therapy; all designed to assist clients in mind-body-spirit connection through stress reduction, body awareness and creative self-expression for the purpose of experiencing a sense of balance and joy with all that life has to offer.

Recovery and Relapse Prevention sessions include education on the effects of alcohol and drugs, mental and emotional health, physical health, spiritual well-being, an understanding of the definition and treatment of co-occurring disorders, peer support, life skills and family and relationships.

Drug Testing

Clean Path Recovery is a licensed clinical laboratory that provides many drug testing services. These include accurate lab testing results that can test for synthetic drugs, alcohol consumption tests up to 80 hours later, prescribed and non-prescribed medication tests, and tests that check for any and all illicit drugs.

Scheduled drug testing can be an extremely effective component alone or coupled with our Sober Living or Intensive Outpatient programs in achieving long term recovery because it forces the individual to be accountable.

Clean Path Recovery scheduled drug testing programs are more effective than our competitors. We have a convenient walk-in location (no appointment required), and provide instant results. In the event of a positive test, we can assist you with different substance abuse counseling options.

Our scheduled drug testing program is ideal for individuals who need the accountability or documentation purposes.

  • Great for criminal or family court documentation purposes
  • Scheduled or random testing available
  • Serving families, individuals and employers
  • Counselors available in the event of a positive test
  • Most health insurance covers these tests

12 Step Groups


Clean Path Recovery believes in the value of 12 Step fellowships. Our Clients our encouraged to attend meetings,  obtain sponsors and develop a recovery community. Our groups and therapeutic approach encompasses the values of these fellowships in a non-biased way. Our clients are free to choose which meetings and fellowships they wish to attend and many of the staff members are of the 12 step community.  Clean Path Recovery can facilitate the relationship between the addict new to recovery and make introductions into the 12 step community.

Clean Path Recovery hosts 12 step meetings and welcomes all of our clients to attend our once weekly meeting Thursday evenings located only a few steps away from our Sober Living homes.

Fitness & Nutrition

Participating in our fitness program can help our clients gain the physical and emotional health required to be successful during their recovery. Exercise and breaking a sweat can ease the depression that often sets in during the early stages of Recovery.

Physical activity releases endorphins within the body and decreases stress. We encourage exercise and proper nutrition while participating in our program. Clean Path Recovery provides access to a complete gym, so our clients can incorporate exercise into their routine. Clients have access to a wide variety of cardio, weights and strength training equipment, personal trainers and fitness classes.


The value of an education is priceless, and Clean Path Recovery values your personal and professional growth. We recognize the importance of continuing education for our clients. An active, engaged, and motivated mind is fertile ground for success in our program, communities and our client’s individual futures. We offer education assistance to those who choose to complete their high school education and attend college as means of becoming acceptable, responsible, and productive members of society.

Colleges and Universities are close by, and Clean Path Recovery is pleased to facilitate the relationship between our clients and their academic goals. We believe that in recovery all things are possible, including a college education.

Services include:

  • Distance learning
  • Completing High School credits
  • Assisting with college applications
  • Assistance with financial aid applications
  • Course materials


Bridging the Gap Between Residential and Reintegration

Most of our clients have come to Clean Path Recovery after completing a residential care program.  Now that they have entered into our extended care program, it’s time to focus on the next stage of their recovery.

This focuses on the beginning of the clients relationship with themselves and reintroduction into their community. We understand that our clients are extraordinary and talented people with a lot to offer the work force and the community at large.

Clean Path Recovery assists our clients with seeking employment, extending their education and job training.  We assist with building the life skills that best prepare them for the challenges they may encounter in the work place.


 At Clean Path Recovery, transportation includes front door service. We pick up each client from their sober living home and get them to treatment on time each day. Once treatment is over, we shuttle them home again.

We also ensure that clients get to all outside appointments. Medical, dental, or legal – all clients arrive at their destinations safely and on time. 

Clean Path Recovery can also meet and greet our new clients at the airport, train station or other facilities, assuring them a friendly and safe destination to arrive to. 

We also understand the need to have fun in recovery. Each week our clients have a “Fun Friday!” Orange County has much to offer: beaches, museums, botanical gardens, hiking trails, tide pools and don’t forget the theme parks! Clients are shuttled to an activity where they get to learn and experience their new surroundings and enjoy sobriety and fun in a new light.